I wouldn’t have considered posting this, except that I am in the WordCount Blogathon and don’t want to miss a day. I fell in a hotel bathtub in a “boutique luxury” hotel this morning, arrive late to a meeting, and then traveled back home by train. I am pretty badly bruised and home from my trip.
I am going to think twice about staying in “boutique”AKA “old” hotel in the future. Apparently, they don’t have to have a sturdy rail to hang on to. In many states, you only need to have a rail if the hotel is newly built. There was no such thing in or near this bathtub. A mat, which I used other days, was not close to the bathtub so I didn’t remember to put it down when I entered the shower. Not that a mat is the best protection.
In medicine, we’d call this an “adverse event” or an “avoidable error.” I am not going to sue, but I kind of wish sites like Travel Zoo, Expedia, and Priceline tabulated accidents at hotels. The reviews don’t leave space for that and people are getting older everywhere.
Can we change things so that hotel bathtubs are not hazardous? At any rate, like I said, I wouldn’t have put this up, except it shook me up and I am too tired to write much more of a post tonight. I think there should be more stringent requirements for bathroom safety in hotels everywhere.
I’ll be back to normal programming tomorrow. Good night all!